The first global orchestra to touch down in London for this year’s Proms is the China Philharmonic. The orchestra makes its Proms debut playing a lively repertoire that includes Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, and Mussorgsky, the performance will also feature the UK premiere of BBC co-commission ‘Joie eternelle’ by Qigang Chen. The orchestra will be joined on stage by soloists, Haochen Zhang (piano) and Alison Balsom (trumpet). Click here for more info.
Emma Beecham from Askonas Holt’s tours department spoke about the logistics of bringing the orchestra to the Proms on BBC Radio 3’s Proms Preview programme yesterday. Click here to listen again (from 01:00:20).